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bull·dog

 (bo͝ol′dôg′, -dŏg′)
n.
1. A dog of a breed originally developed in England for bullbaiting, having a short stocky body, large head, and strong square jaws with dewlaps. Also called English bulldog.
2. A short-barreled, large-caliber revolver or pistol.
3. A heat-resistant material used to line puddling furnaces.
4. Chiefly British A proctor's assistant at Oxford University or Cambridge University.
adj.
Relentless or stubborn: "The Boston team has seldom before given such an exhibition of bulldog tenacity and fight" (Glenn Stout).
tr.v. bull·dogged, bull·dog·ging, bull·dogs Western US
To throw (a calf or steer) by seizing its horns and twisting its neck until the animal falls.

bull′dog′ger n.

bulldog

(ˈbʊlˌdɒɡ)
n
1. (Breeds) a sturdy thickset breed of dog with an undershot jaw, short nose, broad head, and a muscular body
2. (Education) (at Oxford University) an official who accompanies the proctors on ceremonial occasions
3. (Stock Exchange) commerce a fixed-interest bond issued in Britain by a foreign borrower

bull•dog

(ˈbʊlˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

n., adj., v. -dogged, -dog•ging. n.
1. one of an English breed of stocky, muscular shorthaired dogs having wide-set legs and a large head with prominent undershot jaws and a short, wrinkled muzzle, raised orig. for bullbaiting.
2. a stubbornly persistent person.
3. Brit. an assistant to the proctor of a university.
adj.
4. like or characteristic of a bulldog or of a bulldog's jaws.
v.t.
5. to attack in the manner of a bulldog.
6. Western U.S. to throw (a calf, steer, etc.) to the ground by seizing the horns and twisting the head.
[1490–1500]
bull′dog`ged•ness, n.
bull′dog`ger, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bulldog - a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jawbulldog - a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
French bulldog - small stocky version of the bulldog having a sleek coat and square head
Verb1.bulldog - attack viciously and ferociously
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
2.bulldog - throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo
surmount, master, overcome, subdue, get over - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
Translations
buldog
ブルドッグ
buldogas
buldog

bulldog

[ˈbʊldɒg]
A. Ndogo m, buldog m
B. CPD the bulldog breed Nlos ingleses (con su aspecto heroico y porfiado)
Bulldog > clip® Npinza f

bulldog

[ˈbʊldɒg] nbouledogue mbulldog clip n (British)pince f à dessin

bulldog

n
Bulldogge f; he has the tenacity of a bulldoger hat eine zähe Ausdauer
(Brit, Univ) → Helfer mdes Proctors

bulldog

:
bulldog breed
n he is one of the bulldoger ist ein zäher Mensch
bulldog clip
n (Brit) → Papierklammer f
bulldog edition
nFrühausgabe f (einer Zeitung)

bulldog

[ˈbʊlˌdɒg] nbulldog m inv
References in classic literature ?
It so happened that at that moment a Bulldog sat there sunning his teeth.
Sometimes, too, when he frightens me, it seems that he is a bulldog I have taken for a plaything, like some of the 'frat' girls, and he is tugging hard, and showing his teeth, and threatening to break loose.
Before them the water shimmered, satin smooth and silver gray, and beyond, clean shaven William's Island loomed out of the mist, guarding the town like a sturdy bulldog.
Knocked forward on his face, he rolled over and grappled with Jerry, who slashed cheek- bone and cheek and ribboned an ear; for it is the way of an Irish terrier to bite repeatedly and quickly rather than to hold a bulldog grip.
Then the calf of his leg was badly lacerated and looked as though it had been mangled by a bulldog.
in which they differ from the otter, whose ears are prominent), I noticed several varieties of seals about three yards long, with a white coat, bulldog heads, armed with teeth in both jaws, four incisors at the top and four at the bottom, and two large canine teeth in the shape of a fleur-de-lis.
He battled furiously but futilely--with the grim tenacity of a bulldog those awful fingers were clinging to his throat.
Its office helpers were all known to the "Army" by quaint titles--"Inky Ike," "the Bald-headed Man," "the Redheaded Girl," "the Bulldog," "the Office Goat," and "the One Hoss.
The London express came roaring into the station, and a small, wiry bulldog of a man had sprung from a first-class carriage.
Even the great bulldog, belonging to a sporting passenger, seemed to yield to its gentle influences, and forgetting his yearning to come to close quarters with the baboon in a cage on the foc'sle, snored happily at the door of the cabin, dreaming no doubt that he had finished him, and happy in his dream.
Some authors who have written on Dogs, maintain that the greyhound and bulldog, though appearing so different, are really varieties most closely allied, and have probably descended from the same wild stock; hence I was curious to see how far their puppies differed from each other: I was told by breeders that they differed just as much as their parents, and this, judging by the eye, seemed almost to be the case; but on actually measuring the old dogs and their six-days old puppies, I found that the puppies had not nearly acquired their full amount of proportional difference.
He was a tall, bony, grey-haired ruffian with a bulldog jaw, in a torn cotton shirt and moleskin trousers.